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13 Oct. 2017 Hedge funds hire record number of marketers in Q3 [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: There were over 300 marketing moves in the hedge fund industry in the third quarter of this year according to an analysis from Context Jensen Partners (CJP), an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting capital raising talent for alternative investmen
12 Oct. 2017 RAM Active Investments to absorb research costs to the benefit of clients under MiFID II [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - RAM Active Investments ("RAM AI"), the active and alternative asset manager, has announced it will absorb the cost of external research commissioned on behalf of investors. The announcement has come ahead of MiFID II, the new European Union rules which are due to come in
12 Oct. 2017 SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: September performance 0.67%; Capital Movement Index: October net flows decline 0.95% [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for September 2017 measured 0.67%. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 0.95% in October. "SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for October, 2017
12 Oct. 2017 Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 0.32% in September [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.32% in September, underperforming the 0.60% return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid Alte
12 Oct. 2017 Harvest Global Investments expands U.S. Office adds CEO, VP [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Harvest Global Investments USA (Harvest USA), the Asian and Chinese markets specialist asset manager with over $110bn in AuM, announces the expansion of their New York office with two senior hires, including the appointment of a new CEO. The new hires are part of Harvest'
12 Oct. 2017 Fourth Quarter Hedge-Fund Strategy Outlook: K2 Advisors [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Franklin Templeton Investments writes on Harvest Exchange: Two Sides to Every Story-and the Truth In a recent Bloomb
12 Oct. 2017 Women representation in alternative industry remains low [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Women representation in the alternative industry space remains low with just under one in five employees at fund management firms being female, according to the latest research by data provider Preqin. The study
12 Oct. 2017 eVestment: Hedge funds post 11th consecutive month of gains [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were up 0.67 percent in September, the eleventh consecutive month of gains, according to eVestment's Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report. Overall, over 75 percent of the industry is in the positive for 2017, with average gains being over 10 pe
11 Oct. 2017 Greater China and India hedge funds now up over 20% after September gains [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The receding tension in the Korean peninsula benefitted Asian fund managers as hedge funds in the region lead the performers in September, data provider Eurekahedge said its monthly report. The
11 Oct. 2017 Study finds emerging and diverse-owned fund managers perform well, worthy of consideration by institutional investors seeking alpha [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Emerging and diverse-owned fund managers are performing well and are worthy of consideration by institutional investors seeking alpha, according to a research by the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) with the assistance of KPMG accounting firm and
11 Oct. 2017 KKR closes CMBS fund on $1.1bn [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: KKR has closed its latest CMBS fund on $1.1 billion. The fund will purchase junior tranches of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). KKR said in a statement that the fund beat its initial target. KKR Real Estate Credit Opportunity Partners will look
11 Oct. 2017 Brookfield AM to acquire Center Coast Capital [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Brookfield Asset Management's Public Securities Group will acquire Center Coast Capital Holdings, an affiliate of Center Coast Capital Advisors, a Houston-based investment adviser focusing on energy infrastructure investments, including master limited partnershi
10 Oct. 2017 Technology and healthcare hedge funds up over 16% for the year [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge Funds notched their eleventh consecutive monthly increase in September with a gain of 1.32%, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The index has risen 7.57% so far in 2017 and has increased 9.60% for the 11 month period that began last
10 Oct. 2017 Activist hedge fund wins board seat at GE [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Activist hedge fund investor Trian Fund Management has succeeded in pressuring industrial conglomerate General Electric Co, to give it one board seat in the company after months of intense lobbying, various media reports said. The $14bn hedge fund firm Trian own
10 Oct. 2017 Comment: The rising cost of currency hedges may require a re-think for fixed income portfolios [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Neuberger Berman writes on Harvest Exchange: It's no secret that foreign inflows into U.S. fixed income markets have been an important source of demand for mortgages,
10 Oct. 2017 Global macro recovery pushes Lyxor hedge fund index up 1% [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The global macro hedge fund strategy continued to extend a winning streak, supported by constructive views on Europe through long equities and short bonds and helped push the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.0% (+2.1% YTD) from 26 September to 03 October. Short EUR versu
10 Oct. 2017 Presentation: The 7 Reasons Most Machine Learning Funds Fail [more]
Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Marcos Lopez de Prado from Guggenheim Partners says that the rate of failure in quantitative finance is high, and particularly so in financial machine learning. The few managers who succeed amass a large amount of assets, and deliver consistently exceptional performance
09 Oct. 2017 Hedge funds in 11 months winning streak, up 0.5% in September (+5.70% YTD) [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds are on a winning streak as the industry extended its positive gain with 11 months of consecutive returns. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) advanced +0.5% for Sept
09 Oct. 2017 Hedge funds reduce long gold position on fresh North Korea nuke threat [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds and money managers have downgraded their net long positions in COMEX gold and silver contracts for the third straight week, following fresh fears North Korea would detonate a hydrogen bomb on October 10 to celebrate the founding of the Worker's Party of
06 Oct. 2017 Hedge fund seeder Tages Capital enters strategic partnership with Nara Capital [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: London based hedge fund seeder Tages Capital has entered into a strategic partnership with New York-based investment manager Nara Capital, helping push Nara's assets under management to $100m, the companies said in
06 Oct. 2017 TPG closes impact fund on $2 billion [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Private equity firm TPG is teaming up with Bono on an impact investing fund. The firm raised $2 billion for the fund which had a $1.5 billion target. The Rise Fund, like other impact investment funds, targets opportunities that have some kind of positive so
06 Oct. 2017 New York-based hedge fund manager charged with Ponzi scheme [more]
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Michael Scronic, a hedge fund manager in Westchester was charged by the SEC today for running a Ponzi scheme. In the complaint, the regulator says that Scronic began to raise money from at least 42 friends and acquaintances, many of whom were from his suburban c
05 Oct. 2017 MUFG Investor Services appoints global head of fund financing team [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has appointed Ben Griffiths as Managing Director, Global Head of Fund Financing. He will be based in London and will report to John Sergides, Global Head of Sales and Marketing.
05 Oct. 2017 Blockchain incubator partners with TaaS Fund to reduce risk, barriers in crypto investing [more]
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: After successfully launching an ICO (initial coin offering), Science Blockchain, an incubator focused on sponsoring and growing leading companies in the blockchain space, is partnering with Token-as-a-Service (TaaS) to reduce the risks and technical barriers of inve
04 Oct. 2017 Fundseeder hires new Chief Strategy Officer [more]
Opalesque Industry Update - FundSeeder Technologies, a data and performance analytics platform for the trading industry announced the appointment of Bill Stephenson as Chief Strategy Officer. In his role, Stephenson will join the management team and provide strategic direction to the firm's goal of
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